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SmartLaw 2.0 – The new future of law

By Brett Chalmers A few years ago, George Beaton published an influential e-book, NewLaw New Rules: A Conversation About the Future of the Legal Services Industry, that pulled together comments and responses he received from numerous legal thought leaders and experts about his NewLaw-focused blog post. The publication compared BigLaw, the traditional partnership-and-hourly-rates model, with NewLaw, an […]

Supreme Court supports disqualification under IBC, but protects interest of homebuyers

By Prateek Kumar, Sahil Narang, Raveena Rai The corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP) against Jaiprakash Infratech Limited (JIL) commenced when the National Company Law Tribunal, Allahabad (NCLT) passed an order dated 09.08.2017 admitting the petition of IDBI Bank Limited under Section 7 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (IBC). Home buyers who had invested in […]

Austria – Commercial agent’s trial for trial period compensation

By Andreas Natterer, Sara Khalil Earlier this year, the ECJ ruled that commercial agents are generally entitled to compensation, even if the distribution agreement was terminated during a trial period. The ECJ’s decision (C-645/16) was preceded by the French Cour de Cassation’s request for a preliminary ruling on whether Art. 17 of Directive 86/653/EEC applies if the commercial […]

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Ryanair ordered to reduce stake in Aer Lingus

Ryanair has been told to reduce its 29.8 per cent stake in Aer Lingus to just five per cent and has also been restricted from seeking or accepting board representation in the Irish national flag carrier after a ruling from the UK Competition Commission. The aim of the ruling is to protect competition on UK-Ireland […]

Ted Burke’s excellent adventure

But there is neither a cowardly lion nor a rusty tin man in this story. When US-born Burke steps down from his role early next year, the yellow brick road will take him to Boston private equity firm Arclight Capital Partners where he will be general counsel and COO. As the longest-serving managing partner Freshfields […]

Berg and Shaping Cloud launch ‘Clegal’ partnership

A Manchester based law firm, and software development company, have joined forces to help educational institutions tackle the technical and legal implications of implementing new technology. Berg, and Shaping Cloud, both education specialist, will also be hosting a series of law and cloud related seminars later this year, and will offer detailed workshops early in […]

Manchester

Express Solicitors turnover rockets by 35 per cent

Manchester firm Express Solicitors has increased its turnover from £5.3m in 2011/12 to £7.2m in 2012/13. A key part of Express Solicitor’s success has been an increased emphasis on pay-per-click (PPC) advertising and search engine optimisation (SEO) over the past year. The firm’s original budget for PPC and SEO marketing was £5,000 per month, but […]

Sydney

Merged Ashurst to adopt UK’s managed lockstep system

Ashurst and Ashurst Australia have been given the green light on the full financial integration, which will see the Australian partners migrating to Ashurst UK’s managed lockstep. Ashurst partners from both firms have voted in favour of the full merger, which will take effect on 1 November 2013. The 1,800-lawyer firm, with a combined revenue […]

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